Sunday, September 11, 2016

Woodland ties for 24th place in BMW golf tourney


— Dustin Johnson closed with a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win the BMW Championship by three shots and move to the top of the FedEx Cup.

Former Kansas golfer Gary Woodland fired a 5-under-par 67 in the final round to finish tied for 24th in the tournament. It enabled Woodland to move up one spot to 20th place in the FedEx Cup standings. The top 30 golfers in the standings will compete for the Tour Championship (Sept. 22-25) at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

Woodland carded one bogey and six birdies Sunday, including three in a row on Holes 9 through 11.

Paul Casey also closed with a 67 and it still wasn’t enough. Casey made a 25-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole to briefly get within one shot, only for Johnson to make an 18-foot eagle on top of him.

Johnson won for the third time in his last eight tournaments, starting with his first major at the U.S. Open.

Charl Schwartzel closed with a 64 and got the 30th spot to advance to the FedEx Cup finale at the Tour Championship. Schwartzel knocked out Rickie Fowler by 0.57 points, the closest margin in 10 years.


Jay Scott 2 years ago

Clutch performance Sunday to get him into the Tour Championship.

Harlan Hobbs 2 years ago

Absolutely, Jay. He was almost "on the bubble" when the day started, but he finished strong. Hope he has a big tournament in two weeks at Atlanta. He's a great ambassador for Kansas and KU.

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